A Quick Guide to the 7 Chakras

Chakras, in some Hinduist traditions and other belief systems, are centers of Prāṇa, or life force, the vital energy of our body. Chakras correspond to vital points in the physical body.

Here is a quick guide to the 7 Chakras

1. Root Chakra - Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.
Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
Color: Red
Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money, and food.

2. Sacral Chakra - Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.
Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in.
Color: Orange
Emotional issues: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, sexuality.

3. Solar Plexus Chakra - Our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives.
Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
Color: Yellow
Emotional issues: Self-worth, self-confidence, self-esteem.

4. Heart Chakra - Our ability to love.
Location: Center of chest just above heart.
Color: Green
Emotional issues: Love, joy, inner peace.

5. Throat Chakra - Our ability to communicate.
Location: Throat.
Color: Blue
Emotional issues: Communication, self-expression of feelings, the truth.

6. Third Eye Chakra - Our ability to focus on and see the big picture.
Location: Forehead between the eyes. (Also called the Brow Chakra)
Color: Indigo
Emotional issues: Intuition, imagination, wisdom, ability to think and make decisions.

7. Crown Chakra - The highest Chakra represents our ability to be fully connected our spiritually.
Location: The very top of the head.
Color: Violet
Emotional issues: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality, pure bliss.

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